Niki Terpstra Takes A Suprise Paris-Roubaix Victory

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN ROUBAIX, France, April 13, 2014 (AFP) - Dutch rider Niki Terpstra attacked just over 6km from home to stun a host of favourites and win Paris-Roubaix at the end of 257km of racing on Sunday. The race had seemed set for a sprint finish among 11 riders but Terpstra took advantage of the marking of favourites Tom Boonen, Fabian Cancellara and Peter Sagan to … [Read more...]

The Spring Classics Heavy Hitters For 2014

by Barnaby CHESTERMAN PARIS, April 04, 2014 (AFP) - With the main Spring Classics races due to begin on Sunday with the Tour of Flanders, AFP takes a look at the main contenders. Fabian Cancellara (SUI) Twice in the last four years the 33-year-old Swiss time-trial and classics expert has done the Tour of Flanders-Paris-Roubaix double and he will rightly be considered the … [Read more...]

Dwars door Vlaanderen: Terpstra Wins Solo After OPQS Tactical Masterpiece

26-Mar-2014: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team put on yet another show at a Belgian race in 2014. They opened the cobbled Classics with a victory at Dwars door Vlaanderen on Wednesday, after executing perfect race tactics that included Niki Terpstra attacking on the Paterberg to eventually win solo. Thanks to Gert Steegmans placing himself on the back of a chase group, Tom Boonen covering … [Read more...]

Niki Terpstra Takes Early Lead In Tour of Qatar

DUKHAN BEACH, Qatar, Feb 09, 2014 (AFP) - Dutch rider Niki Terpstra won the first stage of the Tour of Qatar on Sunday to take the overall lead. The 29-year-old Omega Pharma cyclist -- third in last year's Paris to Roubaix classic -- won in a sprint finish on Dhukan Beach edging out Belgian Jurgen Roelandts and Michael Schaer of Switzerland. On Monday the second stage sees the … [Read more...]

Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team Resigns Riders

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Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team has resigned several of its riders for 2013 and beyond. Gert Steegmans, Julien Vermote, Niki Terpstra, and Nikolas Maes all renewed their contracts for the next two years (2013-2014). Matteo Trentin, Stijn Vandenbergh and Andy Fenn, whose prior contract agreements all ended in 2013, have extended their respective contracts until the end of 2014. "We … [Read more...]

Terpstra Wins Dwars Door Vlaandren Flemish Semi-Classic

Waregem, Belgium, March 21, 2012 (AFP) - Dutchman Niki Terpstra led an Omega Pharma one-two after soloing to victory in the Dwars Door Vlaandren semi-classic Wednesday. Former winner Sylvain Chavanel, also of Omega, finished second around 40secs behind, with another Dutchman, Koen de Kort of the 1t4i team, in third place. Terpstra attacked solo 32 km from the finish after leaving … [Read more...]

Niki Terpstra Signs With Team Quick Step For 2011

Team QUICK STEP is pleased to announce that it's reached an agreement with the Dutch road champion Niki Terpstra for the 2011 season. Terpstra, who turned 26 in May, won the Dutch road title in June and has had a great year in 2010, with a recent affirmation in the Sparkasse Giro Bochum. In 2009 he won a stage at the Dauphine Libere and the prologue at the Ster Electro Tour with a second place … [Read more...]

Niki Terpstra Wins Sparkassen Giro

The Dutch national champion captures the victory in the race on Team MILRAM's “home stretch” in Bochum Dortmund, 8 August 2010. MILRAM's Niki Terpstra has won the 13th edition of the Sparkassen Giro (UCI-Kategorie 1.1). Having attacked numerous times before in the race, the Dutch national champion finally was able to launch into a successul solo ride from the leading group of seven … [Read more...]

MILRAM’s Niki Terpstra has to abandon

Netherlands champion has to leave the Tour due to fever Dortmund, 6. July 2010. Team MILRAM has lost its first rider at this year's Tour de France. Netherlands champion Niki Terpstra was not at the start Tuesday in Wanze, Belgium, for the third stage. A cold and fever forced to 26-year-old from Haarlem to abandon. „I am very disappointed and will now go back to my family, to get well … [Read more...]